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Andy Smith has been appointed as the new Head of Sales at Glasgow-based licence checking and compliance business, DriverCheck, reporting into Group CEOs, Robert Pilkington and Craig Gibbin at parent company, automotive technology solutions provider, Ebbon Group.

His appointment is the latest in a series of new announcements at DriverCheck, which for all, but new business sales, is being led by recently-appointed Head of Operations, Yvette Giannini.

Smith, who has been with the Ebbon Group for six years and was previously Account Manager – Logistics with responsibility for Ebbon Automotive’s market-leading moDel delivery solution, said he was “looking forward enormously to the new challenge”.

“I’m very excited by the new role and believe there is huge potential within DriverCheck. I’ll continue to be based from my home office near Birmingham in the Midlands but will obviously be spending more time in Glasgow and out on the road meeting clients.

“Being based in the centre of the country is actually an ideal location because our clients are nationwide and I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know as many as possible,” he said.

DriverCheck along with sister company, Derby-based Licence Check, forms part of Ebbon Compliance, the UK’s largest driving licence checking and vehicle compliance business with a combined 1.6 million licence checks per annum.

DriverCheck currently has 1,200 customers on its books covering more than 300,000 drivers, and provides managed services to corporate clients, including licence checking and grey fleet services,

With a host of household names in the insurance, utilities and automotive sectors along with a strong representation amongst local authorities, the company added a further 120 clients last year.

“We are delighted to announce Andy Smith as the new Head of Sales at our DriverCheck business. His promotion is the last piece in the jigsaw at DriverCheck, which will allow us to continue to expand and develop the business in our chosen areas,” said Robert Pilkington.

Fellow joint CEO, Craig Gibbin, added: “Many congratulations to Andy in his new role as Head of Sales which completes the new DriverCheck management team. Underlining our continued commitment to the business, we have taken on new, larger offices and are investing in a complete technology update and refresh.”

Ebbon Compliance is one of three recently announced distinct and separate business areas within the Ebbon Group - the others are Ebbon Automotive and Ebbon Intelligence - in a restructuring designed to provide greater clarity of structure across the Group as a whole.